Gunmen kill Fulani leader in Kaduna, injures brother

From Esther Akaa, Lafia

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed a Fulani community leader, Alhaji Lawal Musa popularly known as Alhaji Maijama’a, in Doka general area of Kajuru Local Government of Kaduna State.

The late Alhaji Lawal Musa was a community leader who worked closely with other community leaders in building peace in the area. Among his contributions to community development was the re-opening of the Doka weekly market, peaceful resumption of activities at abandoned places of worship, resumption of grazing and farming in the Doka general area.

According to a statement issued on Monday and signed by the state Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the community leader was brutally killed by suspected bandits in his settlement.

“He was on a motorcycle with his elder brother, Alhaji Gide Musa when some assailants opened fire on them. Alhaji Gide Musa escaped with gunshot injuries, while the gunmen got hold of Alhaji Maijama’a and hacked him to death.

“He has since been buried according to Islamic rites. His brother is recuperating in an undisclosed hospital,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Governor of the state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai who expressed sadness over the sad incident, however, hailed the deceased’s  exemplary leadership qualities, noting that the deceased was a champion in the process of peace building.

The governor prayed for the repose of the soul of late Alhaji Maijama’a and sent his condolences to his family even as he wished the brother of the deceased, Alhaji Gide Musa, speedy recovery.

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